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BareMinerals Holiday Collection

If there’s anything more exciting than makeup collections, it’s holiday makeup collections. The lovely packaging, the names and the seasonal hype add another layer (or three) of excitement on top of an already exciting product.

So imagine my excitement when I found all of the below fabulous items from the BareMinerals holiday collection. It took all of my restraint to photograph these goodies before playing with them. But somehow I managed, which means you get a sneak peek at the products.

Give it a Twirl

bareminerals holiday collection

bareminerals holiday collection

bareminerals holiday collection

Collection includes:

  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Trailblazer + Hot Shot = Creamsicle
  • Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Stunner + Rebel = Fuchsia Fizz

Touch Up To-Glow

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Collection Includes:

  • Mini bareMinerals READY Illuminating Touch Up Veil
  • Mini Flawless Application Brush

The Magic Act

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Collection includes:

  • bareMinerals READY Eye Shadow featuring Celebrate + Fortune + Shazam + A-ha + Pumped + Foreshadow (0.04 oz. each)
  • bareMinerals READY Blush The Close Call, The Natural High & The Indecent Proposal (0.1 oz. each)
  • bareMinerals READY Luminizer The Premiere (0.09 oz.)

In the Spotlight

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Collection includes:

  • Center Stage Eyecolor (0.02 oz)
  • Flawless Diamond Eyecolor (0.02 oz)
  • Flawless Definition Mascara in Black (0.33 fl oz)
  • Luminary Blush (0.03 oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Be a Star (0.05 oz)
  • Shimmer Glaze Lip Topcoat in Diamond Glaze (0.07 fl oz)
  • Tapered Shadow & Crease Brush
  • Cosmetic Bag

Star of the Show

bareminerals holiday collection

bareminerals holiday collection

Collection includes:

  • Eyecolor in Snowflake (0.02 oz.)
  • Eyecolor in Celebrity (0.02 oz.)
  • Eyecolor in Sensation (0.02 oz.)
  • Blush in Stellar (0.03 oz.)
  • Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss in Prima Donna (0.15 oz.)
  • Lash Domination® Volumizing Mascara in Intense Black (0.37 oz.)
  • Tapered Shadow Brush
  • Tapered Blush Brush

Main Attraction

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Collection includes:

  • bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 2.0 The Curtain Call in Matinee and Opening Night (0.09 oz)
  • Lasting Line™ Long-Wearing eyeliner in Absolute Black (0.012 oz)
  • Lash Domination™ 10-in-one Volumizing mascara in Intense Black (0.37 oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie™ lipstick in Make Your Move (0.05 oz)
  • Marvelous Moxie lip gloss in Leading Lady (0.15 oz)
  • Blush in Flair (0.03 oz)
  • Tapered blush brush

Kissing Booth

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Collection Includes:

  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Big Tease (0.07 fl oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Lucky Lady (0.07 fl oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Sweet Kisser (0.07 fl oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Major Flirt (0.07 fl oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Thrill Seeker (0.07 fl oz)
  • Mini Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Jezebel (0.07 fl oz)

What do you think of the BareMinerals Holiday Collection?

Photos: beautyXposéDislcosure 

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My So-Called Beautiful Life: Puerto Rico

This year, my boyfriend and I attended five weddings. Four of which we had to travel to. Needless to say, we are a bit worn out now by all the travel, but we couldn’t help but be excited about our last trip to Puerto Rico last week. We attended a gorgeous wedding at Casa de Espana, had scrumptious drinks and late-night snacks at La Factoria and enjoyed a day of windsurfing with Sotavento Water Sports. Since photos speak louder than words, I’ll skip ahead to the photos.

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puerto rico

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We had such a lovely time and we that we had an extra few days. I was dying to spend more time on the beach and to make it up in to the rain forests.

Have you ever been to San Juan, Puerto Rico?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

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Festive Beauty Accents this Holiday Season

With Christmas and New Years around the corner, why not join in the holiday cheer with festive and fun ways to make your look match the season. We aren’t talking about ugly Christmas sweaters, socks adorned with tiny snowmen, or silly 2015 plastic glasses. We are talking about classy ways to express your personal style through make up tricks and other accents that deliver the message that you’re in for some holiday cheer. Here are some beauty accents that will step up your regular beauty regimen with some extra fun flair.

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EYES:

No matter what time of year, eye makeup can cross us over from an every day look to glitz and glamour within seconds.  Whether its shimmery eye shadow, dramatic eyeliner, or lashes that goes on for days, the eyes are the most fun thing to dress up on Christmas and New Years. A lot of retailers sell festive winter inspired shades like frosty blues and sparkly silvers in creamy eye shadows that will last through any holiday party. If you prefer to keep the shadow more neutral, hit your lids with a shiny red or bold green liner that will set you apart from the crowd. Gold liner will enhance brown or green eyes while silver liner will make your baby blues have an extra pop. Whether it’s the liner or the shadow you’re kicking up remember to choose one of the two so you don’t go into drag territory or look like you’ve been in a Christmas tree accident with an overload of glitter eyes. However, whichever you spruce up whether it is the shadow or liner, finish the look with thick, black flirty lashes. What better time of year to practice your fake lash application? New Years Eve is what those nights were made for. As you’re shopping for everyone else this season, head over to discount sites like http://www.frugaa.com/ and pick yourself up extra eye makeup accents that will give you a fun look on the holidays.

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LIPS:

Another great beauty trick for a festive season is adding an extra bold color, even one with a little shimmer, to your lips. A classic bold red matte lip is both wintery and seasonally appropriate, and when paired with your sparkly silver eyeliner will give you an incredibly unique pairing you wouldn’t wear any other time of the year. Leave the glossy, sticky, fruity lips for the spring and summer and keep your look totally matte to pull in the winter simplicity. During this time of year a lot of retailers will carry holiday inspired lip glosses and lipsticks; try to avoid weird scents like apple, cinnamon, or pine flavors which will be a turn off to those around you and especially whoever is getting that midnight New Years kiss. Keep it flavorless, but add some sparkle if you don’t want to go with matte by covering the red with a clear sparkle. A trick would be to lightly tap your lips with your red or silver shimmer shadow for that extra surprise. Look through online sites that offer great discounts on stores like Beauty Encounter to find deals that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

Remember, the holidays are a time to be joyous and celebrate the year you had and the year ahead. Allow yourself to step out of your comfort zone of the same old makeup routine. If you can’t have fun and experiment during the happiest time of year, you won’t take new chances with your any other time of year either.

Photos: Frugaa.com; Disclosure

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her: Beauty Bloggers’ Picks

With a few solid holiday gift guides under our belts this year, I figured it was time to whip out the big guns. The roundup of what’s on my fellow bloggers’ wish lists. There are some really fabulous goodies on this list, so prepare your wallets! And after this is you want to do some more damage, check out the skin care, makeup, hair tools and nail polish gift guides.

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ColourPop “Forget The Fruitcake” Lippie Stix Holiday Collection

ColourPop is my new obsession! All of their lipsticks are incredibly pigmented. This collection features six limited edition lipsticks in different finishes with super cute names!” – XO, Noelle

My MONTHLY Stunning Nails Nail Art Kit

Because I love nail art.” –  My Stunning Nails

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

I’m a sucker for natural looking glowy skin, and gave a weakness for beautifully packaged products.” – Sara-May Monaghan

theBalm’s Nude’Dude eyeshadow palette

A sequel to the best neutral palette ever (Nude’Tude), the Nude’Dude palette comes in equally cute packaging, with equally versatile, velvety eyeshadows that have great pigmentation and formula. This time, you don’t just have brown-based neutrals or the basic plain black or white (hurrah!), but rosy gold and purple-gold eyeshadows in the mix. Plus, there is a free Body Builder mascara with the set. What’s not to love?” – Renu Nathan of My Beauty Junction

The Essentail Kit from Sigma Brushes

Some of my brushes are getting to the point where they need to be replaced and I absolute love Sigma Brushes. This kit is like the best of all of their brushes. There are 12 brushes in the kit and they have every thing from eyeliner brush to a large powder brush. I just NEED this kit to do a massive brush overhaul instead of replacing the couple brushes that are bad, I would like Santa to replace them all.” – Color Me So Crazy

Deborah Lippmann Until Your Dreams Come True Set

Come on … 15 Deborah Lippmann nail polish shades?!? What’s not to love? I’ve been a fan of Deb’s since the beginning and every single shade she creates is gorgeous. I’d love for someone to gift this to me for the holidays!” – Jamie Allison Sanders

TokyoMilk Dark Tainted Love no 62

I actually have it already but am almost out and need more! One of my favorite scents.” –  Lisa Heath of Cosmetic Sanctuary

Tom Ford Black Orchid 

I am in need of a new scent for the winter. I smelled this from aa magazine swatch, and loved it. It’s a sultry scent with spice, which is why it screamed my name.” – Makeup by Kim Porter 

Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette

Since I don’t own any Naked palettes I figured this was a great place to start. Plus, I really enjoy palettes that you can get a full face look from!” – Kristina

Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation

I’ve tried a sample of this foundation and it’s amazing! It gives you a perfect glow that looks very natural. It’s very lightweight, so you don’t even feel that you have anything on your face. Love it!” – Kizzy Online

GlamGlow

These products get amazing reviews for your skin.”  – MakeUpMom123

Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler

“What better way to start off the New Year than with a new signature scent? And what better way to pick a new scent then by sampling 14 scrumptious options and getting a full-sized bottle of your choice for free?!” – Yours truly 

Will you be adding any of these items to your wish list this year?

 Photo: beautyXposé; Disclosure

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7 of my Favorite Winter Nail Polishes

Nail polish is one of my favorite indulgences as a beauty blogger/general person who likes fun, pretty things. It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to change and a quick way to improve your look … not to mention your mood.

I know a lot of people prefer the bright, neon Summer polishes, but I’m keen to the rich colors and eye-catching glitters of the Winter holidays. So if you’re more of a Summer girl in need of some Winter inspiration, I’ve rounded up seven of my favorite Winter nail polishes. One for each day of the week!

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rose gold glitter | burgundy (similar) | redgold glitter | gold | silver glitter | green

How will you add a little polish to your holidays this year?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

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Beauty Blogazons’ $350 Holiday Giveaway

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to bring you yet ANOTHER giveaway this week. Giveaways are some of my favorite types of posts as a blogger — it’s just so wonderful to be able to give back to all of you who keep this blog alive.

I’ve teamed up with another group of fabulous bloggers – the Beauty Blogazons – to bring you the chance to win a $350 Visa gift card! With holiday shopping in full swing, I hope this is a huge help! This giveaway runs through December 15th and the $250 giveaway runs until December 12th, so get entering!

Beauty Blogazons Holiday Giveaway

Good luck to those who enter! I wish we could give each and every one of you your own $350 Visa gift card.

What would you splurge on with $350?

Photo: Aprill Coleman;  Disclosure

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Outfit Options: Holiday Party

With a week of December under our belt, holiday party season is in full swing. And with all the festivities comes lots of photo opportunities, which require only the cutest holiday party outfits. Whether you’re attending a casual get-together at a friend’s house or a swanky holiday party, I’ve got you covered with three options.

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Top Outfit: shirt | pants | flats | purse

Middle Outfit: dress | boots | necklace | clutch

Bottom Outfit: dress | clutch | heels

What will you be wearing to holiday parties this year?

Photo: beautyXposé; Disclosure

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November GLOSSYBOX

You know that motto “better late than never?” Yea,  keep it in mind while you read this posty-post. Yes, I know it’s December, but my November GLOSSYBOX didn’t arrive until yesterday (December, 2). Not ideal, but we’ll roll with it. Right now I’m just sharing info and photos, but once I get to try out these goodies, I’ll give you a quick update. You know the drill :)

This month’s box was overflowing with:

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I think the Harper’s BAAZAR collab box is my favorite so far, but I was pleased with my little haul this month.

What do you think of the products in this month’s GLOSSYBOX?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her: Nail Polish Fanactic

Third times the charm, and since this is the third gift guide of the season, this one must be lucky. First skin care, then makeup and now nail polish. From a cult-classic top coat to heavy-duty remover pads, I’ve got you covered. Give this nail polish gift guide a peruse and remember to get yourself two items for every one item you buy your loved ones.

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Remover Pads | Essie Box Set | Chrome Girl Set | Seche Vite | OPI Set

What are your favorite holiday polishes?

Photo:  beautyXposé; Dislcosure

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$250 Instagram Giveaway

Hi beauties! Do I have a giveaway for you! I’ve teamed up with a bunch of my fellow beauty blogging biddies to bring you a $250 Instagram giveaway! Instagram and Sephora … what could be better? The giveaway runs until December 12th, so get entering!

Instagram $250 Giveaway

 

And if you need some help picking out beauty goodies to buy with your gift card, I thought I’d share some of my picks:

What would you treat yourself to with the $250 Sephora gift card?

Photo: Sephora; Disclosure